In the UK Tommy Robinson who has been an outspoken critic of the snowballing Islamisation of Europe, has been in the cross-hairs of the authorities for a long time. This week he was arrested and thrown in jail for 13 months, while doing nothing illegal, in public and on camera, and there is even a reporting ban. Many now believe he will be killed.
What do you see about him, the situation, the plan, the likely outcome, the broader political effects? Will this trigger off wider rebellion or an upsurge in similar suppression by the authorities? At some point I believe the powder keg will meet the spark. I don't say that because I want it, it just seems inevitable.
This is another landmark blow for freedom in the UK. What can we do? Thank you for any insights.
What the PTW fail to realize is even though they have some of the alt-left fighting for them, the MAJORITY see this for what it is, however, only a few fight back. When anyone that opposes or calls out this trend in society, they get labeled, and fear of the back lash or drama, so they stay quiet. Google searches are being suppressed, YouTube hides alternative content and anyone outspoken threatens their career (this is why so much of Hollywood has to go against Trump, so they are favored and rewarded).
Tommy Robinson did speak the truth. He wasn't arrested because what he said was untrue, it was because it challenged government. They wanted to use Tommy as an example, hoping to create fear so others would refrain in what they say and do. At a minimum it makes them think twice. Tommy looks to have a hard time with his jail sentence. It looks like those in control will make it extra hard for him to send a message.
I do get that people in general have had enough. Things do look to escalate, and the majority looks like they will bust if they don't do something. Within the next year I see civil unrest break out due to the threat of taking even more rights. The PTW push too far, and cross the line as to what people will tolerate. I would call this a rebellion.
What can we do? Look at situations, and do what your gut tells you is right. Not every situation is a reason to be offended. Hate speech causing genuine fear and threats are one thing, but stating facts, opposing opinions or alternative ideas are just that. For example, if you are tall and someone says, "Wow, you are tall," they are stating the obvious so don't look for ways to contort it as an offensive statement in your mind. Hate speech, as it is defined, flows both directions, but is only addressed when it goes against the agendas at play When it is directed toward conservatives, Trump supporters, free thinkers, etc, "that" free speech is allowed (Roseanne really pushed it and was fired immediately, but Samantha Bee can insult Ivanka with a fraction of the result ). We have to learn (to some extent) to let things go that really don't matter (especially when it is just words, ALWAYS fight for your rights). Educate your kids, and teach them to be people you are proud of, but having thick skin when needed is also a valuable skill. Focus on what is worth your time, energy and effort, and let the rest go as it does not serve you well, and carries a heavy energy.